Alice M. Hatcher, a 61-year-old resident of Galt, died Wednesday morning, Jan. 1, 2014, at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Monday, Jan. 6, 2014 at Slater Funeral Home in Trenton. Rev. Stan Richardson will officiate.
The body will be cremated after the service.
A family visitation is scheduled from 10 to 11 a.m. prior to the service.
Mrs. Hatcher was born Nov. 3, 1952 in Clementine, IA, the daughter of Marion Frederick and Lillian Purdin Morris. She grew up in Osborn, graduating from Osborn High School.
She was married to Richard Hatcher on July 3, 1970. He preceded her in death on April 9, 1994.
She graduated from North Central Missouri College with an associate’s degree in business. She lived the last six years at the Galt Rental Housing, where she was the manager.
She attended the Galt Christian Church.
She is survived by four daughters, Charity, Christina, and Angela, all of Galt, and Elizabeth of Altamont; a sister, Lillian Moore, and a brother, John Morris, both of Cameron; and 10 grandchildren.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother, Bill Morris; a grandson, Damian Eads; and two nieces, Katherene Morris and Lillian Morris.
Memorial contributions have been suggested to the Alice Hatcher Memorial Fund and may be left at the funeral home.
Online condolences may be left at www.slatersfuneralhome.com.
Celebration of Life Services for Dorothy Howard are set for 1 p.m., Monday, Dec. 9, 2013 at the First Baptist Church, Trenton.
Dorothy went to be with the Lord on Sunday, Nov. 24th at 8:53 a.m. She was a patient at the St. Luke’s Hospice House in Kansas City, MO at the time of her death.
Dorothy Jean Lapp was born on May 13, 1932 in Linneus, the daughter of Leora Ellen (Hills) Lapp and Harmon Lapp.
On April 9, 1950, she married the love of her life, Earl Dean Howard who preceded her in death in August of 2005.
In her early years, Dorothy was a homemaker who happily raised three children, volunteering as a Girl Scout leader, served as a Red Cross swimming instructor, president of the local PTA, a member of the Trenton Saddle Club and various other organizations. She was always fun-loving and active, enjoying water skiing, ice skating, camping and traveling on long family vacations.
Dorothy was an accomplished basket weaver and quilt maker. She loved to knit, crochet, spin, cook and make candy for friends and relatives (anything using her hands), enjoyed reading, journaling, bird watching and gardening. Her kitchen was always open and a warm and friendly place to stop and visit over a cup of tea and homemade goodies.
In her early years, Dorothy was a Licensed Practical Nurse, later becoming a commercial artist, established her own real estate brokerage, served on the Missouri State Board of Realtors and was a certified real estate appraiser. Dorothy was a 70-year member of First Baptist Church of Trenton, where she served in her most fulfilling position as Director of the Senior Adult Program until July of this year. She loved life, people and cared deeply for her church family.
She fought a courageous 22 year battle with cancer and was an inspiration to all who treated her and knew her. As stated in her son Kelley’s words, “she reminds me of the hymn “Onward Christian Soldiers” -she never faltered in her faith and did not fear death. She ministered to anyone who crossed her path, including the hospice workers that cared for her at the time of her passing. In one of Dorothy’s journal entries she wrote, “When you leave this earth you can take nothing you have received…but only what you have given; so today, give it all you’ve got! God Bless DJH”
In addition to her husband, Earl, Dorothy was preceded in death by her parents, one brother, Jim Lapp, formerly of Kansas City, as well as many other relatives and dear friends who touched her life.
She is survived by two sons, Kelley Howard and Robert Howard both of Trenton and one daughter, Donna Thacker and husband Ray Thacker of Lake Winnebago. She is also survived by one brother-in-law, Gene Howard and wife Mary of Palm Springs, CA, six grandchildren, including former Trenton resident, Michael Baugher and wife Jennifer of Roeland Park, KS, five great grandchildren, one nephew, Darrell Ray Lapp and wife, Janet of Liberty, who comforted her during her final days, one niece and several great-nieces and nephews.
In lieu of flowers the family requests contributions in the memory of Dorothy to the Adult Senior Ministry Fund which may be left or mailed to the First Baptist Church at 2421 Oklahoma Street, Trenton, MO 64683.
Gary Gene Reeter, a 62-year-old resident of Chillicothe, passed away on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at his residence.
Funeral services will be held at 3 p.m., Wednesday, Dec. 4, 2013 at the Lindley Funeral Home at Chillicothe. A scheduled family visitation will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. on Tuesday, Dec. 3, 2013 at the funeral home. Open visitation will begin at noon that day.
Burial will be held at Brassfield Cemetery, Chillicothe, Missouri.
Mr. Reeter was born Dec. 31, 1950 in Chillicothe, the son of James E. and Doris E. Caddell Reeter. He was a 1968 graduate of Chillicothe High School and served in the National Guard from 1968 until 1974.
He attended Life Point Church in Chillicothe. He worked as a self-employed carpenter and enjoyed hunting, fishing, and working on old cars.
Survivors include his wife, Lois Olney of the home; one son, Don Reeter and wife, Sarah; one granddaughter, Chloe Reeter; his mother, Doris Reeter; and one brother, Douglas Reeter, all of Chillicothe. He was preceded in death by his father and one brother, Dean Reeter.
Memorial contributions may be made to the Brassfield Cemetery and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.
Billy W. Burtch, a 77-year-old resident of rural Carrollton, passed away on Friday, Nov. 29, 2013, at his residence.
Private immediate interment was held on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at Alpha Cemetery near Laredo, under the direction of Lindley Funeral Home of Chillicothe.
Mr. Burtch was born the son of Robert and Helen Saale Burtch on March 15, 1936, in Grundy County,
He was a 1954 graduate of Laredo High School.
He was united in marriage to Rita Joan Singleton on June 6, 1955, in Linneus. She preceded him in death on Dec. 3, 2000. Mr. Burtch was united in marriage to Alice Katherine Raasch on June 4, 2001, in Carrollton. She survives of the home.
Mr. Burtch worked as an electrician for Carroll County Memorial Hospital for many years. He served in the National Guard for 13 years. He was a member of the First Baptist Church of Carrollton.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by a son, Richard Burtch and wife Diane of Phoenix, AZ; three daughters, Debrah Carter and husband, Dean and Janet CeBallos, both of Phoenix, and Susan Skinner and husband, Darren of San Jose, CA; eight grandchildren; numerous great-grandchildren; two step-children, DeAnn Campbell and husband, Bobby of DeWitt, and Candi Kay Keown and husband, Michael of Carrollton; two brothers, Robert Burtch of Trenton and Buddy Burtch of Iowa; and one sister, Barbara Vines of Trenton.
He was preceded in death by his parents; first wife Rita; and one son-in-law, Michael CeBallos.
Memorial contributions may be made to Help Services of Carrollton and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, Missouri 64601.
James “Jim” Frey, a 67 -year-old life-long Trenton, resident passed away at 10 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013 at Wright Memorial Hospital in Trenton.
The body was cremated. There will be no services held. Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home in Trenton is in charge of the cremation.
Mr. Frey was born on June 28, 1946 in Trenton the son of Donald and Betty Bonta Frey.
He was married to Julie Doll on May 17, 1995. She survives of the home.
He worked as a communications officer at the Trenton Police Department and enjoyed hunting and fishing.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by three sons, Mr. and Mrs. Paul Frey of Brookfield, Mr. and Mrs. James Frey Jr. of Kansas City and and James Dannatt of Trenton; three daughters, Lori Frey of Chillicothe, and Jessica Dannatt Golden and Jenny Frey, both of Trenton; two brothers, John Frey of Grandview and Donald Frey of Trenton; and nine grandchildren.
He was preceded in death by his parents.
Vesta Lucille Rogers, a 91-year-old former Mercer County resident, died Monday, Nov. 25, 2013 at the Liberty Terrace Healthcare in Liberty.
Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30, 2013, at the Princeton First Baptist Church with Pastors Lonnie Mikes and Dave Dennis officiating, under the direction of the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Service of Princeton, Missouri.
Burial will be in the Princeton Cemetery.
Open visitation and viewing will begin at 8:30 a.m. on Friday, at the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Chapel in Princeton where the family visitation will be from 5 to 6 p.m. that evening.
Mrs. Rogers was born April 11, 1922 near Spickard the oldest child of Forest Avon and Grace Venita (Miller) Kinnison. She was raised and lived most of her life in Mercer County, Missouri, where she was a 1940 graduate of Princeton High School. She attended Maryville Teacher’s College where she received a teacher’s certificate and taught in several rural schools around Princeton. She retired from teaching when she was expecting her second child. She later worked at the Mercer County Library, owned and operated a successful tax preparation business in Princeton for many years, and served 10 years as the City of Princeton Tax Collector, finally retiring in 2001 at the age of 79. She moved to Liberty in 2001.
Mrs. Rogers was active in the Princeton Business and Professional Women’s Club, and the Mercer County Garden Club, serving as president of both, and was a member of the Princeton First Baptist Church. She enjoyed music, animals and children.
She was united in marriage to Junior Lee Rogers on July 6, 1941, in Unionville, Missouri. Lee preceded her in death on February 18, 1993.
She is survived by her two daughters, Marilyn Graham of Princeton, and Linda Reynolds (and son-in-law, Jack) of Lathrop; her son, Jimmie Park Rogers of Princeton; eight grandchildren; 11 great-grandchildren; one great, great-grand- daughter; and by other relatives.
In addition to her parents, she was also preceded in death by her parents; one sister, Veda Hamilton; two brothers, Lyle and Wynne Kinnison; a son-in-law; four sisters-in-law; two brothers-in-law; a great-grandson; and by two nieces.
The family requests memorial contributions to the Wayside Waifs of Kansas City, Mo. Contributions may be mailed to the funeral home at P.O. Box 316, Princeton, Mo. 64673.
Judith Ann Crowder, a 72-year-old resident of El Dorado Springs, passed away on Tuesday, Nov. 26, 2013 at Cedar County Hospital.
Funeral services will be held at 1 p.m. on Saturday Nov. 30, 2013 at the Whitaker-Eads Funeral Home of Trenton.
Open visitation will be held all day Friday, Nov. 29 at the funeral home, with a family visitation scheduled from noon to 1 p.m. before the services at the funeral home. Burial will be in the Half Rock Cemetery north of Galt.
Mrs. Crowder was born on Dec. 28, 1940 in Moline, IL the daughter of Robert and Edith (Danielson) Herring. She graduated from Galt High School in 1958. After graduation she went to work for Transamerica Insurance Company and later retired from Burlington Coat Factory.
She was married to Robert Crowder on June 1, 1982 in Miami, OK. They had lived in El Dorado Springs for the past 13 years. He survives of the home.
In addition to her husband, she is survived by three sons, Clay Shoemaker, Cevin Shoemaker, and Todd Miller, all of Kansas City; a brother, Ron Herring of Kansas City; a sister, Patty Kriewitz of Trenton; 13 grandchildren; and 14 great-grandchildren.
She was preceded in death by her parents.
Online condolences may be left at www.whitakereads.com
Theresa Joan Porter, a 90-year-old resident of Mercer County, died on Tuesday, Aug. 6, 2013 at the Sunnyview Nursing Home in Trenton.
Her body was cremated under the direction of the Greenlee-Middleton Funeral Service of Princeton. Memorial services will be held at a later date at the Wilder Cemetery, northeast of Mercer.
Mrs. Porter was born in Chattanooga, TN on Feb. 9, 1923, the daughter of Barney and Grace Suddath Abelle. She was married on Jan. 18, 1959 to James Elery “Jim” Porter, who preceded her in death on May 25, 1993.
Mrs. Porter lived most of her adult life in Mercer County, where her husband worked as a custodian for the North Mercer R-3 School District and she was employed at a sewing factory in Leon, IA. She also was a member of the Mercer United Methodist Church and the Ravanna Methodist Church, where she served as pianist. She enjoyed sewing and needlework.
She is survived by two daughters, Abigail “Abby” Neff and her husband, Rick of Galt and Grace Porter of Largo, FL; three stepsons, Thomas Porter of Kansas City, KS, Keith Porter of Ames, IA and Terry Porter of Princeton; 12 grandchildren; 15 great-grandchildren; and other relatives and friends.
In addition to her husband, she was preceded in death by her parents; a brother who died in infancy; and another brother, Barney Abelle Jr.
Funeral services for Selby D. “Seb” Engleman will be held at 10 a.m. on Saturday, Aug. 10, 2013 at the Lindley Funeral Home in Chillicothe.
There is no scheduled family visitation. Friends may call at the funeral home until 8 o’clock tonight (Friday, Aug. 9, 2013).
Burial will be held at Wheeling Cemetery, Wheeling, Missouri.
Mr. Engleman, an 84-year-old resident of Chillicothe, died on Thursday, Aug. 8, 2013, at his residence. He was a former Meadville resident.
Mr. Engleman was born the son of John and Ruth (Selby) Engleman on April 10, 1929, in Alpha, near Laredo.
He was united in marriage to Letha Kilburn on July 3, 1951 in Trenton. She survives of the home.
Mr. Engleman served as a member of the United States Army during the Korean War. He worked as a farmer and also at Donaldson’s Company in Chillicothe for 34 years. He was a member of the Linneus Baptist Church, the UAW Local #710. He loved his cattle and farming and loved to go to cattle sales.
In addition to his wife, he is survived by one son, Mark Engleman of Meadville; one daughter, Lori Churchill of Chillicothe; one brother, Frank Engleman of Galt; one sister, Mary Ann Sims of Trenton; one grandson, Trinity Thomas of Columbia; and one granddaughter, Megan Churchill of Chillicothe.
He was preceded in death by his parents; one son, Veron Daniel Engleman; one sister-in-law, Levelyn Engleman; and one brother-in-law, Glenn Dean Sims.
Memorial contributions may be made to the St. Luke’s Hospice and may be left at or mailed to Lindley Funeral Home, P.O. Box 47, Chillicothe, MO 64601. Online condolences may be made at www.lindleyfuneralhome.com